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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Address: Yarra Park, Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria 8002, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9657 8888
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Ranked #2 of 158 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Theaters & Stadiums
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Owner description: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It will also host the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history.
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Shellharbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

This is simply the best! What a splendid tour, conducted by one of the members of the MCG. From the heights of the stands to the behind the scenes areas including change rooms, media rooms to the hallowed turf itself. Then there was the sports museum - no where near enough time to spend doing this part justice. if you're... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The tour of MCG was very informative, the tall elderly gentleman volunteer was very passionate and knowledgeable about cricket. Although I found it a bit boring because I am not a fan of cricket my husband, son and girlfriend really enjoyed it.

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Melbourne, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Melbourne cricket ground one of oldest and largest sports areana in the world Home to Ashs Cricket and AFL Football Took my son to Grand Final 2012 2013 was great to see the look on his face when he and 100000 fans saw his beloved hawks come home winners of the Premiership! Nothing Quite like it! Melbourne footy Beer Pie... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you have the chance, visit and AFL game! A packed stadium can have an incredible atmosphere. It's true that the food is a bit expensive but it's iconic to have a pie at the footy.

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Attended to watch a 50/50 cricket match on the 21/11/14 here. Total experience was amazing. This was my first go at watching a real match and what a fabulous stadium to experience it in. Getting to and from the venue was so easy. Am so keen to go to another game now. Melbourne has such wonderful venues so close to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to be here on an open day. Got the opportunity to have a kick in the field and a good look around. Pretty spectacular

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

what a great sports stadium one of the best in the world. close to the city area with nice coffee lounge and historic sports museum. some of the greatest australias sporting persons have provided displays for the museum. great to attend for afl football and cricket games including test matches on boxing day..

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A comprehensive tour with a informative guide. You need to allow a few hours to take in everything at the museum. Well worth the money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been lucky enough to attend sporting events at the MCG 200 times or so over my life. Visiting this venue, whether you are in Melbourne during our AFL season, April to September, or to see some cricket in our summer, is an absolute must. Otherwise, if there mid week, aim for a tour of the MCG and our... More

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Sawtell, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My friend and I made an effort to visit the mcg last Sunday only to find the whole place closed, we were both unimpressed as not everyone likes shopping and this was our boys day off. so make sure you check what days this joint is open if you are thinking of visiting.

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MCG5, Public Relations Manager at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and sharing your disappointment about being unable to take an MCG Tour last Sunday. Unfortunately, that particular day was the one day of the year where the entire stadium was scheduled for closure due to maintenance of the electrical systems. While we did take steps to publicise this within our own channels, your experience suggests... More

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